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Former Tory headquarters could be turned into house

PUBLISHED: 09:40 25 October 2019 | UPDATED: 09:40 25 October 2019

The Grasmere Social Club overlooking Diss Mere, formerly headquarters of South Norfolk Conservatives. Picture: Simon Parkin

The Grasmere Social Club overlooking Diss Mere, formerly headquarters of South Norfolk Conservatives. Picture: Simon Parkin

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A prominent building overlooking Diss Mere that was formerly the headquarters of South Norfolk Conservatives could be turned into a house.

Plans have been submitted for the three-storey property on Denmark Street, with gardens leading down to the Mere and panoramic views of the town, that would change its use to residential.

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The 1960s building, which sold at auction earlier this year, also used to be the constituency office of South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon but is currently solely occupied by Grasmere Social Club, which has a tenancy until December 2020.

Plans submitted to South Norfolk Council by Icon Consulting, on behalf of Traditional English Properties Ltd, state: "The lease of the current operators will shortly expire and this submission seeks to maintain a viable and appropriate use for the building."

The submission states the exterior would be unchanged but the interior could be turned into a single dwelling with landscaped gardens running down to the Mere.

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